Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Feb 2010 12:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Gnome GNOME hacker Seth Nickell has written a lengthy PDF and accompanying blog post with a number of very interesting ideas for GNOME 3.0. I pondered putting this up on the front page, but since that usually only attracts the "It's not what I'm used to so it sucks"-crowd, I decided to put it up here. Be sure to read the blog post, the PDF, and the comments on the blog post to get the entire picture.
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I'm quite aware of desktop Linux and how GTK apps look like ass in KDE.

And I'm aware of how bad QT apps look in GNOME. So what?

If the major distros switched to KDE then those GTK apps would be re-written or eventually phased out.

What's your point? That's a giant if. First of all it's not like KDE is the only other option. Second it's an entirely unlikely proposition. Even if it did happen you would still have tons of GTK+ apps. QT is not a drop-in replacement.

I'm also aware that Qt is leagues ahead of GTK, especially when it comes to cross-platform development. That gap will continue to expand as Qt is better financed.

Really? You're aware that it is leagues better? How so? Not everyone is writing cross platform apps. To say that it is better financed is also just ignorant. GNOME is the standard desktop on most commercial distributions. Paid developers work on GNOME, including GTK+.

There are more GTK apps but Qt has advantages that will favor it in the long term. We'll see more open source projects that primarily target Windows + OSX with Qt and integrate with KDE as a bonus. Qt will gain further support as GTK stagnates.

This is the same wishful thinking that people have been using since GTK+'s inception. It hasn't happened yet and GTK+ and GNOME have only gotten stronger.

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